“Food for Thought’s” Dr. Sandy Goldberg shares nutrition, post-cancer tips, more at annual Cancer Resource Centre fundraiser

“Food for Thought’s” Dr. Sandy Goldberg shares nutrition, post-cancer tips, more at annual Cancer Resource Centre fundraiser

MUNSTER – Clinical nutritionist Dr. Sandy Goldberg will talk about her life, career and journey with cancer as the guest speaker for the 13th annual Share the Love event, Wed, Feb. 12 at The Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Munster. Goldberg is known for her “Food for Thought” series on NBC 5 and appearances on other local Chicago TV stations. She is the founder of A Silver Lining Foundation that helps to ensure that all women, regardless of socioeconomic status, can receive timely mammograms.  

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cancer Resource Centre in conjunction with the auxiliaries of Community Hospital, St. Catherine Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center, the luncheon program outlines Goldberg’s own experience with breast cancer. Out of that experience she was able to build a foundation that provides access to breast health testing for all women including those who are uninsured and underinsured.

In the early 2000s, after native Chicagoan Goldberg survived a breast cancer diagnosis, she hosted a cable television show that invited cancer patients to call in and speak with cancer specialists. Goldberg soon realized that the same great healthcare she had experienced on her journey was not readily available to the majority of other women with the same cancer diagnosis. She decided to “level the playing field” with A Silver Lining Foundation.

Goldberg explained that she was inspired, in part, by her late mother who always said, “We’re all family and we have to help each other through tough times and tough times are a part of everybody’s lives.”

Goldberg is a board member on the American Cancer Society’s Leadership Board, a member of two boards at the University of Illinois Chicago and a board member of The Washington Square Health Foundation. She is a volunteer for numerous organizations including the American Cancer Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Illinois, March of Dimes and the Respiratory Health Association. She believes in treatment with dignity for all.

Net proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the Cancer Resource Centre in Munster. The Resource Centre is a program of the Community Cancer Research Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of cancer care in northwest Indiana and the south Chicago suburbs. All services of the Cancer Resource Centre (support groups, mind-body-spirit classes, educational offerings and a resource library) are offered free of charge to those in need.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., vendor tables will offer boutique items for sale with a portion of those proceeds also benefiting the Cancer Resource Centre. Lunch will be served at 12 p.m.

Individual reservations are $50 per person. Table reservations are available at $400/table of eight; $500/table of 10. Space is limited. Reservations must be made no later than Feb. 5, 2020.

The Center for Visual & Performing Arts is located at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster.

Please make checks payable to Community Cancer Research Foundation, and mail to: Community Foundation of NW Indiana, Attention: Sherri Holt, 905 Ridge Road, Munster, IN 46321. For additional information, please contact Sherri Holt at 219-836-0130 or sholt@comhs.org.